USC Young Professionals Tax Workshop



Philipsburg, St Maarten — Over 250 Young Professionals were informed about filing taxes on (Dutch) St. Maarten via Livestream.

On Saturday 6 May 2017, USC hosted a Young Professionals Tax Workshop in collaboration with our partners Meijburg & Co. Caribbean and KPMG DC&S. The University of St. Martin collaborated as well by offering the use of its facilities. The workshop, facilitated by Mr. Quincy Lont, Tax Manager and Ms. Nicole Echobardo, Tax Assistant at Meijburg & Co. Caribbean was geared towards Young Professionals on island in need of information about the tax system on St. Maarten.

“For those of us returning to St. Maarten from Europe and in particular from the Netherlands, we are faced with reverse culture shock. As far as taxes are concerned we are faced with the challenge of moving from a digital automated platform, to a paper-based system.

In addition the tax system in St. Maarten is in sharp contrast to the system in the Netherlands as it applies to establishing sole proprietorship.

These are some of the concerns which prompted us to host this workshop,” explained USC Board Member, Ms. Melissa Gumbs.

Moving forward, USC will focus on offering more web-based seminars and workshops addressing the relocation concerns of Young Professionals abroad.

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